Junior Development Chef

Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Salary: £20,000 p.a.

Poole Bakery is continuously growing and have now an exciting opportunity within the New Product Development team for a Junior Development Chef based at our Poole Bakery site. 

Poole Bakery is an award-winning and market-share leading ‘Chilled Savoury Pastry’ food manufacturer. Home of the Walls pastry brand, Poole Bakery is proud of its dedicated Research & Development Team and Manufacturing Operations, based on a culture of continuous improvement and innovation is high on its agenda. Poole has a strong culture of consumer insight. This is underpinned by in-depth food knowledge, with dedicated on-site development chefs working on new products that are driven by food values and quality.

The bits you need to know:

•             Monday – Friday 08:00am – 17:00pm (occasional flexibility to assist with trials will be required)

•             40 average hours per week

•             £20,000 p.a. 


What will I be doing?

  • To work closely with the Senior Development Chef, Development Chef, wider NPD and Customer Teams, to deliver high quality concepts and recipes.
  • Assist with creation and delivery of quality recipes in-line with Customer and Own Brand Standards, in-line with factory current and future capabilities and requirements
  • Prepare kitchen product samples to agreed specification for internal and external panels
  • Working closely with Senior and Development Chef in compiling menus and preparing customer lunches.
  • Actively attend regular site taste panels and drive a commitment to quality using culinary expertise and experience. 


What do I need?

•             Forward thinking and passionate Chef looking for a development role ideally in the  Food Manufacturing sector

•             Have a good understanding of current food trends

•             Be a genuine ‘foodie’

•             Educated to at least a City & Guilds level 3 or NVQ level 3 in a relevant Chef skilled qualification

•             Basic Food Hygiene certificates

•             Competent in IT applications (Excel, Word)

•             Great communicator and comfortable with presenting

•             Team player with the ability to work alone when required


lf you would like to join our award-winning, market-leading team please use the ‘apply now’ link and follow the on-line application instructions.


Apply Here